Massage therapy consists primarily of hands-on manipulation of the soft tissues of the body, specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. It has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy. Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700′s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients.
Before a treatment, your Massage Therapist will propose a personalized treatment plan based on an initial assessment and health history. The assessment consists of various tests to determine the condition of your muscles and joints. Any personal and health information you provide to your Massage Therapist is completely confidential and will be safeguarded. Your health record cannot be released or transferred without your written consent. Your Massage Therapist must also obtain your consent to work on any part of your body, regardless of whether you are fully clothed, or fully or partially covered with sheets or blankets. Your privacy will always be respected, and you may withdraw your consent for treatment at any time. Various specialized movements of the hands, over the skin or clothes, make up the Massage Therapy treatment. The Massage Therapist will work with your level of pain tolerance during the treatment, and the treatment can be stopped at any time should the treatment become uncomfortable. Massage therapy is not covered by OHIP, but many private insurance companies cover treatment from a Massage Therapist as part of their extended health care plans. Please consult your policy.
Lisa Farrugia, RMT
Lisa graduated from Georgian College's 3 year massage program in 2009; completing a 500-hour program to become a registered massage therapist. She has participated in many outreach programs and acquired skills in sports massage, pregnancy, acquired brain injuries, fibromyalgia and geriatric massage.
Lisa has also participated in local functions in and around Simcoe County. She has participated in the Wayne Gretzsky Golf Tournament for several years, working with high calibre athletes, and helping them achieve optimal function.
Lisa believes that massage is a major key to optimal wellness. She answers any questions and puts each and every clients’ health and wellness first – making it her goal to have every client progress to better and better condition with each visit.
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Please contact us through our online form or call +1705.435.0200 to speak with us about booking an appointment for massage.